Slugging Shortstops Baseball

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa looks on from the dugout during the start of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Bowa was a five-time All-Star as a glove-first shortstop, but he doesn’t think he’d even make the major leagues if he was playing today. Shortstops hit more homers than ever in 2016, signaling a potential end to the days of the speedy, slap-hitting middle infielder. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Ralph Freso

Larry Bowa will remain with the Philadelphia Phillies.

But his days as a coach are probably over.

The Phillies named Bowa a senior adviser to general manager Matt Klentak on Friday.

The Phillies are in the midst of hiring a new manager. They fired Pete Mackanin effective the end of the season. Mackanin also is now an assistant to Klentak. Bowa was Mackanin’s bench coach. The Phillies finished 66-96 last season.

Bowa, 71, has long been identified with the Phillies. The shortstop played for Philadelphia from 1970-81. He managed the team to a 337-308 record from 2001-04 and was a Phillies coach from 1989-1996 and from 2014-17.

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